Agora Books is beyond excited to announce that A Little Bird Told Me by Marianne Holmes is out now! A dark and beautiful mystery about a young woman and her search for answers in the wake of a childhood summer that haunts her, A Little Bird Told Me is Marianne Holmes’ debut novel, and we couldn’t be more excited to share Holmes’ glittering writing with the world.
Besides, if you were one half evil, wouldn’t you want to know about the other half?
In the scorching summer of 1976, Robyn spends her days swimming at the Lido and tagging after her brother. It’s the perfect holiday – except for the crying women her mum keeps bringing home.
As the heatwave boils on, tensions in the town begin to simmer. Everyone is gossiping about her mum, a strange man is following her around, and worst of all, no one will tell Robyn the truth. But this town isn’t good at keeping secrets…
Twelve years later, Robyn returns home, to a house that has stood empty for years and a town that hasn’t moved on, forced to confront the mystery that haunted her that summer.
And atone for the part she played in it.